Plastic Design in Steel: A Guide and Commentary

Joint Committee of the Welding Research Council and ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-217-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-217-7 (ISBN-10), 1971, Soft Cover, Pg. 336
2nd edition

Manual of Practice No.: 41

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual, Plastic Design in Steel: A Guide and Commentary, documents the applicability of plastic analysis to the design of structural steel beams and frames. Theoretical considerations involved in the plastic theory and in certain secondary design problems are presented. Experimental verification is provided, and approximations in the form of design guides are suggested. Topics include basic principles, analysis and design, general provisions, verification of plastic theory, additional design considerations, compression members, connections, deflections, and multistory frames.

Subject Headings: Plastic design | Steel frames | Steel beams | Plastic analysis | Steel | Structural steel | Verification | Steel structures


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